April 27, 2010 03:10 PM

These stories are worth a click:

On Oprah’s Earth Day special, marine activist and former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry suggested that Flipper the dolphin made a conscious decision to stop living. “She swam into my arms and looked me right in the eye, took a breath and didn’t take another one. I let her go and she sank straight down on her belly to the bottom of the tank.” –SFGate: The Daily Dish

A shelter in Brooklyn has been seeing an uptick of singles who have discreetly voiced a desire to meet other singles by volunteering with shelter animals. –New York Post

No Bo means no go? A professor at the Annenberg School of Communication conducted a study during the 2008 presidential election and found that dog owners were more likely to vote for John McCain, a dog owner, over dogless Barack Obama. –The Daily Pennsylvanian

The whisker-snouted sturgeon, a species of fish that has lived on earth as long ago as when dinosaurs roamed, has become endangered, except in a pocket of Wisconsin, where strict laws have helped protect the 300-lb. fish. –L.A. Unleashed

Fur from the nutria, a semi-aquatic South American rat, has been showing up in high-end men’s fashion. The fur’s color “gradates from golden tan near the skin to rich, chocolatey brown.” –VF Daily

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